John Anderson

La Condesa

Jesse Herman's Austin flagship restaurant underwent a series of changes in the fall of 2013 but still emerged from a chef shuffle and kitchen fire in fine form. Be sure to try off-menu specials, where chef Rick Lopez and his staff really shine, and don't miss the house craft cocktail menu made with such carefully prepared ingredients as grilled pineapple juice. – Virginia B. Wood

400-A W. Second

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